Officers drink fancy champagne cocktails and whiskies whilst the common soldier drinks cheap crap lager
Surely a chap from a decent regiment like the Loamshires would use a cigarette holder?and held awkwardly between the 2nd and 3rd digits.
LSD - Last surviving Drag. Not that I ever smoked. Horribble filthy habit.Burnt almost down to the filter before being flicked in a hail of sparking embers towards the nearest nig for them to have the last draw on.
Interesting article. Thanks for posting. Might be worth its own thread in the military history section.Officers' brothels had a blue lamp.
Soldiers' was red.
Theirs was an impossible relationship – the Welsh officer and his young French sweetheart. Yet when Lieutenant William Morgan's granddaughter discovered a biscuit tin of photographs from the Great War, it wasn’t the shots of their affair that shocked...www.independent.co.uk
You used "lol" in the NAAFI bar.
Now, I'm not confessing to be Lt. Columbo here, but here goes.... 'scuse me Ma'am, "I got just one more question". Are you are a common soldier?
I always found the Cold war officers fag of choice was whatever the Jocks were smoking.An Officers smoke of choice, Marlboro Lights, purchased by a third party on their behalf, from a reputable tobacconist. Never, ever inhaling and held awkwardly between the 2nd and 3rd digits. Nipped out into the ashtray with still a third of usable cigarette left. This habit is then usually extinguished by the time they reach field rank.
Common Soldiers, smoke 'owt that's on offer in ASDA that week. Ciggie pinched and cupped firmly between first finger and thumb in the style of Pte.Walker the Spiv from Dads Army. Burnt almost down to the filter before being flicked in a hail of sparking embers towards the nearest nig for them to have the last draw on. Ashtrays were optional but are always a source of combustible material should the need arise.
Incidentally, during the "Cold War" era, my rauch of choice at the beginning of the month was Embassy No.1. It tailed off mid to later on toward pay day onto Sovereign or Craven A territory. When on skid row or Ex. roll ups; liquorice paper and golden Virginia baccy. I surmise I was then, as I am still today, very common. I only just past for being a soldier too.
Dear God, hideous.
I hope that was sarcasm writ large.
Brown brogues, red / pink strides and grandfathers jacket ( complete with elbow patches and moth eaten holes ) does not a snappy dresser make.
That must have been an amazing guide as John Barbour didn't invent his waxed cotton jackets until 16 years later in 1894.Dear God, hideous.
The Sloane Ranger guide circa 1878 shows the correct kit for the covert off duty chap - Gucci loafers with snaffles, jeans with sensible Sackville Street sourced shirt and a dark blue Guernsey jersey topped off with a scruffy Barbour. Hats were optional, but sensible battered trilby or tweed flat hat.